BaseballSoftballUK seeks Chair and Independent Board Directors

Fri 12 Mar 2021

BaseballSoftballUK is seeking Independent Directors for its Board, including the position of Chair. These are voluntary positions with the remit to help form and influence the strategic direction of the organisation.

We value a diversity of background, thought and perspective on our board and staff team. We would particularly encourage applications from women and ethnic minorities.

Skills and experience

As a growing sports development business with a need to develop our external profile, BaseballSoftballUK would be keen to hear from anyone interested in the role who has skills that would be valuable in enabling us on this growth trajectory through contribution at Board level. However, skills and/or experience in one or more of the areas below would be desirable:

  • Audit and accounting
  • Legal / Contracts
  • Club Development
  • Safeguarding Children and Adults at risk
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Volunteer Management

Other key competencies:

  • A high level of objectivity and independent judgement
  • A high level of integrity and probity
  • The ability to think and act strategically
  • A broad understanding of financial management
  • An ability to work in partnership
  • A demonstrable commitment to equity and equal opportunities, and an inclusive leadership style
  • The ability to communicate concisely and effectively

About BaseballSoftballUK

Since 2000, BaseballSoftballUK has provided services to the sports' governing bodies with the aim of developing and increasing levels of participation, skill and achievement in UK baseball and softball. Established as a not-for-profit organisation, BaseballSoftballUK is committed to developing greater reach and participation levels in baseball and softball, and all monies raised are re-invested into achieving these aims.

The Board

BaseballSoftballUK is a company limited by guarantee. The Company has been incorporated since 2007. Our Board comprises up to 12 people, selected for their skills and ability to lead the organisation. Two of these directors are recruited from the Membership and the others are either Independent Non-Executive Directors (including the Chair) or Ex-Officio Directors.

The Board meets formally four to six times each year, mostly during the early midweek evening, but occasionally on the weekends. The Board has several sub-committees that meet at least quarterly, including the Finance Committee, the Governance Committee, the Nominations Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Development, Marketing and Commercial Committee. Board Directors are asked to join at least one subcommittee, which would be agreed with you on appointment.

Directors can serve up to three two-year terms. Time commitment is approximately two days per month (evenings and weekends). This includes attendance at Board meetings and participation in at least one of the Board sub-committees. Meetings are held either online (in the current climate) or at the BaseballSoftballUK Office in London (Borough, SE1 4YB) and arrangements are made for those only able to join by video. Expenses will be paid in accordance with BaseballSoftballUK’s expense policy. We would be pleased to discuss any individual applicant’s accessibility needs and are committed to ensuring an inclusive board environment.

How to apply

To download the info pack please click here.

As part of our efforts to address bias, we do not accept CVs or covering letters. Applications should be made online by clicking here.

You will be asked to volunteer information about your background and education to help us evaluate the effectiveness of our role recruitment reach. This information is anonymous and not a requirement. Within the application, you will be asked to provide a personal statement, your employment history and relevant experience.

For more information or a conversation about the undertaking of joining our Board, please contact Mark Caress on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 

Key Dates

The deadline for applications will be 11:59pm on Monday 12 April 2021.

Interviews are likely to take place from mid-April 2021.

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